Alternative Provision

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Our Alternative Provision School is a part time alternative to mainstream education where young people can learn practical skills in Entry Level Qualifications within the Hair and Beauty Industry.


We are fully accredited by VTCT Awarding Body, the Beauty Guild and audited by Doncaster Council

We are proud to be different, from setting up as a small local provision, we are a Doncaster business set up by Doncaster people. In our first academic year we have been gained Good to Outstanding in our Alternative Provision.


Our main focus for the 20/21 academic year will be within the Beauty Industry with a range of taster sessions, qualification and pastoral care available, however with the addition of Maths and English functional skills

What is apparent is that young people want ‘choice’ and that mainstream does not suit every individual. The overall goal of Cirque is add to these concepts by creating a provision for vocation learning centred by Arts and Creativity, by which beauty is only the beginning.

Through our induction and ongoing performance management we are committed to the ongoing development of each individual, this is through self appraisal, peer to peer assessment and 1-1 reviews. It is therefore pertinent to understand that we support both an individual’s technical and behavioural attributes in the school.

We are accredited as a Beauty Guild Training Centre which means all our AP students have access to online training and professional qualifications in:


  • Spray Tanning
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Make-up
  • Manicure
  • Facials
  • Gel Polish
  • Lash & Brow Treatments


We also can be booked for practical assessments for anyone looking to purchase a Beauty Guild Course as a private class.


All Qualifications will be accessed online, once the theory is complete, you will attend onsite at Cirque for a practical assessment.


Private course cost from £99 – £340, to find out more, contact us direct.

We are an approved VTCT Centre, we offer VTCT professional qualifications to all our AP Students.


Our entry level qualifications are suitable for 14-16 year olds as an introduction to the Hair and Beauty Industry.


These courses start from a certificate to an entry level diploma and provide a base subject for post 16 progressions in Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications in either Hairdressing or Beauty.


Optional Units include: Hair Pin Ups, Manicure, Make-up, Gel Polish and Facial.


Mandatory Unit: Creating a Hair and Beauty Image.